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My Ridgid R4512 table saw outfeed

Not sure if this should go in the jigs forum, so move it if necessary!

Well my old Delta 36-600 outlived it's usefulness and it was time to upgrade. I picked up the Ridgid R4512 last week and so far I love it! This is the outfeed table and a couple of jigs I built for it! Critique is welcomed!





I found that some t-bolts go into the bottom of the rear fence rail. A piece of 3/4" plywood for the bottom with 2 3/4" pieces glued and screwed together make the perfect riser. The top is a piece of 1/2" plywood. I was going to use mdf for the top but I had the plywood so I used it instead. The height is perfect. It's like 1/32 below the saw top when I stretched out my level! I put a little chamfer on the leading edge just to be safe! I used a piece of plywood the width of the top for a front cleat and two small pieces of hardwood for rear cleats. I put 3 screws in the top to hold it down to the risers but as soon as I make it back to the hardware store, I'll remove the screws and use some carriage bolts and some knobs for easy removal. I'm also going to pick up some shorter t-bolts for the connection to the rear fence because I want my 4 inch bolts back!


For the legs I just used a 2x4 cut in half. Drilled a hole and used a bolt with a smooth shank and threaded tip. Fixed it to a piece of hardboard and screwed it in from the top.


I then drilled a hole in the foot and hammered in a threaded insert and used a bolt and nut for a leveler. Works very well!


I'm very happy with the outfeed table!

Built a nice tall fence that slips over the saws fence. Cut it to fit snug so it doesn't move. You can see my old outfeed table for the old saw in the back. I'll use it as a small assembly table.


The tall fence can be turned around and the back side will be used as a sacrificial fence.


A stop block for cross cuts. Again, I cut it to fit tight so it wont move.


A quick sliding tenoning jig. I cut this one to fit perfectly on the fence. Not too tight, not too loose. I put some paraffin wax on the wood so it glides across the fence smoothly. I just use a screw clamp or spring clamp to keep the workpiece in place.



And, my saw-side table/storage. Built it awhile ago for my old saw, but I thought I'd include it here!

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Nice. I too have the R4512. Great saw. I've been thinking about making an outfeed table for mine as well so that I can stop using those darned roller stands for the purpose. AND a tall fence. But I wasn't sure yet how I'd attach it to the saw (and have it clear the fence too). Your post and pictures will help me out a lot. Thank you very much.

I'll probably make mine capable of folding down, out of the way, for when I need that extra space. I appreciate your posting this.
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You're welcome Steve! Happy to share!
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Nicely done jaydawg.
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Very nice. I have a Rigid 3660 and built and outfeed table for it but now I have some ideas from your post about jigs. Thanks.

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Now you need to add a drawer to your TS like I did to mine. It's probably one of the most useful and handy things I've done for my shop. I use it all the time. Check it out:

http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/m...vetails-31951/
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I will definitely be doing this to my R4512. Thinking of adding casters to the outfeed table instead. I have already added the mdf to the empty spot in the rails and on the left a board hooked to the stamped wing with hooks to hold my different pushsticks. I would look into Leecraft ZCI for it. They fit great and are 100x better than any of them I've made and eliminate tear out.
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I will definitely be doing this to my R4512. Thinking of adding casters to the outfeed table instead. I have already added the mdf to the empty spot in the rails and on the left a board hooked to the stamped wing with hooks to hold my different pushsticks. I would look into Leecraft ZCI for it. They fit great and are 100x better than any of them I've made and eliminate tear out.
+1 on the Leecraft inserts. Great product. The ones I bought are a perfect fit for my R4512.
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Here's a few more pictures for anyone who would like to do the same to their saw. I couldn't find ANYTHING when I was looking into how to do it so I hope this thread can help some fellow woodworkers!






I had to hold a flashlight behind the level to show just how small the gap is!


Make sure you have enough clearance when you attach the top. The top needs to be a minimum of 9/16 from rail or 1 7/8 from the saw top to accommodate the rear fence clamp when it is loose!


For a detailed measured drawing, send $15.00 to............ hehehe nevermind....



Also, the legs are 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 36" long.
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Steve, great job on the drawer! That might be my next project! Thank you!
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Thanks for the measurements and extra photos. How thick is the plywood you used? 3/4?

Yeah, having a drawer there has proven to be very useful.
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Thanks for the measurements and extra photos. How thick is the plywood you used? 3/4?

Yeah, having a drawer there has proven to be very useful.
3/4 for everything except for the top, which is 1/2".
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Is it still capable of rolling around? I have to move mine quite a bit.
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Is it still capable of rolling around? I have to move mine quite a bit.
Yes. In fact, if I fold the legs in a bit so they're off the ground, the table stays horizontal quite well even without the screws through the top. I guess the cleats hold it in place pretty well.
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I really like this, and you have given me some ideas on how to add an outfeed to my saw with a "clamp-style" fence.

thanks for posting it.

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That looks great! I am just in the planing stages of adding an out feed table to my new saw. I saw a similar design in an old copy of shop notes. Thanks for the detailed description. I think I am going to do one very similar. Also gives some good ideas for additional jigs. How tight does the sacrificial fence need to be on the fence?
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That looks great! I am just in the planing stages of adding an out feed table to my new saw. I saw a similar design in an old copy of shop notes. Thanks for the detailed description. I think I am going to do one very similar. Also gives some good ideas for additional jigs. How tight does the sacrificial fence need to be on the fence?
I made mine so it slides on and off fairly easily but there's still a little bit of snugness to it. I found that, you're better off to make it a little too snug, then simply run it through the saw with the blade height set to the bottom of the horizontal piece trimming off a tiny bit of the inside until you get the fit you want.

like this here.......


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Jaydawg, you've inspired me (thank you) to finally get off my butt, gather some scrap and make me a tenon jig. I don't know why I've put it off so long but I'm glad to have done it now.

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Steve, that looks FANTASTIC! I might even have to revise mine lol! How's it slide across the fence? I used some wax on mine.
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